CounterPoint – April Edition: What Lies Beneath


2017 M&A Outlook: What Lies Beneath

What appears simple and serene on the surface might not be. Let’s examine what lies beneath the surface in today’s M&A market and what to expect in 2017.

The M&A Market may appear to be calm, but beneath the stable deal flow is a churn resulting from several variables.

The market is currently stable and we see that continuing during the next ten years; in fact, deal flow in this period is expected to outpace that of the previous decade, and this presents opportunities for buyers and sellers. Demand from buyers is high, with incumbent players and new entrants setting aggressive acquisition goals. They’re looking to grow by tapping this supple Merger & Acquisition (M&A) market, and the strategy seems to be working.

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